Veteran Stan Wawrinka pulls out of Geneva due to injury

Stan Wawrinka’s return was in trouble on Friday after pulling out of next week’s Geneva Open tennis tournament due to injury.

The three-time Swiss Grand Slam champion scored his first win in 15 months in Rome on Monday with a leg injury that required two surgeries to miss most of 2021.

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However, after losing to top seed Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of the Italian Open on Thursday, he told the organizers of Geneva that he could not participate.

The 37-year-old, who saw his world ranking drop to 361, received a wild card for playing in front of his home fans on clay in Geneva a week before Roland-Garros.

“It’s disappointing because apparently we are in Switzerland, he won the tournament twice, he was the tournament ambassador for the first three years after returning to Geneva,” the official told AFP. Tournament director Thierry Grin.

“Unfortunately, he is injured. arrived. ,

In the 28-man competition, world number two Daniil Medvedev will return from hernia surgery last month.

Last year’s winner Kasper Rudd, runner-up Denis Shapovalov and Reilly Opelka are the other top 20 participants.

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